A Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2009.
Well Andrew managed to stay up last night until 1.30 when we packed him off to bed, followed shortly by everyone else - he still managed to be up by 10 in the morning. I didn't make it up until after noon!! We have had a quiet but good day and watched Prince Caspian on DVD tonight.
As for my word for this year, well that was a lot more difficult this time than last year. You can read more about the idea behind a word for the year here I have finally decided on CALM, well my children helped a little with choosing that one. I don't know if its being a certain age (or if that is just an excuse) but I could definately do with being more calm. I am aiming for a good amount of Calm in my life this year, despite whatever happens around me. I hope to know the peace of God always in my life also.
I remember reading many years ago in a book (can't remember which one now) of a picture of Peace - it didn't show the usual calm seas or skies, it showed a tiny bird sheltering while the storm raged around it. This picture has always reminded me of the peace that comes from knowing God - a peace that is not an absence of strife or trouble, but a peace that holds you safe in His hands despite whatever is going on around you.
May you know the peace of God in your life this New Year.